Water Oak/Whisper Bend Homeowner Association Board of Directors Announcements


  • The next Whisper Bend/Water Oak meeting is the annual Members' Meeting. It is Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 6:00 PM via a Zoom call. The agenda with the ZOOM login link and codes will be provided closer to the meeting date. 

  • The Annual Water Oak Holiday Decorating Contests have been announced.  All homeowners should have received a letter in the mail with the announcement and the contest rules, policies, judging criteria, and prizes. Many thanks to Carol Sonnemann for putting the letter together and decorating each one with holiday stickers.  To see an online copy, please click here.

  • Click here to read the August 2022 Whisper Bend/Water Oak newsletter.​

Manatee County Information


When a holiday falls on a scheduled pickup day, trash will be collected one day later than your scheduled pickup day for the rest of that week. Regular collection days resume the following Monday. These are the observed  holidays.




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Yard Waste Preparation Information - Rules for disposing of yard waste

Waste Wizard - Solid waste and recycling tool to let you know whether an item is garbage or should be recycled

MCUD wants our opinion regarding garbage collection


As a Manatee County Utilities Department (MCUD) customer, they want your feedback on how you use your current garbage, yard waste, and recycling services; and your opinions about changes that could be made in the future. 


MCUD has developed a survey to collect this information to be used in evaluating new solid waste collection contracts next year.  Customers can complete the survey from November 15th through February 15th at

For additional information about the survey or residential solid waste services, visit them online or call (941) 792-8811.

Paw Patch Dog Park is a fenced-in, 2-acre off leash dog park located at Manatee County's Creekwood Park.  It is at 7025 44th Avenue East, Bradenton.  Drive up Creekwood Blvd to 44th Avenue East.  Turn left on 44th and the park will be on your right.         Here is a link to the Paw Patch Dog Park's website.  

Please DO NOT park any vehicles in front of our mailboxes.  The mail carrier will not deliver mail if the mail box is blocked, then you and 3 of your neighbors will not get your mail.  The mail carriers are not allowed to get out of the mail truck for normal-sized mail.

Manatee County Animal Ordinance 12-10, Sec. 2-4-11, paragraph (d) states: "The owner or custodian of a dog or cat must have direct control of such animal at all times."  This means that dogs MUST be on a leash. Please make sure your dog is not running loose.  Click here to see the entire Manatee County Animal Ordinance.  Take them to the Paw Patch Dog Park to run loose (see above).

REMINDER: Residents and contractors (lawn people, etc.) MUST NOT pour toxic or other chemicals in the gutters, down the sewers in the street, or into the lake from their back yards. It can pollute our lakes and sicken or kill the wildlife in them.  Grass clippings in the lake cause the algae and scum to thrive.

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a.k.a.  Water Oak